The Overflow #23: Nerding out over a puzzle

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The Overflow.

May 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #23 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Check the wealth of tiny startups doing good work, the puzzle of keyfiles, and the wonder of the miracle sudoku.

From the blog

You want efficient application scaling? Go serverless! stackoverflow.blog Today we’re seeing another shift in web application infrastructure from virtual machines to containers. Containers are virtual runtime environments running on top of the operating system kernel that emulates the operating system itself. That’s where the serverless model comes in.

Podcast 236: A glitch in the Matrix stackoverflow.blog We reflect on the wealth of small software startups doing strong business in relative obscurity.

How to simplify your software delivery tool chain on AWS promotion Join AWS and DevOps Institute to discover how to simplify your delivery toolchain and create more meaningful next-level software experiences for your customers. This webinar will explore the benefits that a continuous improvement mindset can bring to your organization and discover helpful software solutions in AWS Marketplace.

Interesting questions

Found a good question or answer? Tweet us with the hashtag #StackOverflowKnows or leave a comment on Facebook. We’ll include our favorites in the future.

Aren't keyfiles defeating the purpose of encryption? security.stackexchange.com Leaving your keyfile on the encrypted drive is like leaving your key in your front door.

How to structure commits when unit test requires refactoring softwareengineering.stackexchange.com Take baby steps and do frequent little commits.

How do I prevent scrum from turning great developers into average developers? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com While this is a great discussion of Scrum and its pros and cons, the tl;dr is “Do it correctly.”

What determines whether colors you can't see are visible or not? physics.stackexchange.com Color is in the eye of the beholder. Or their brain.

Links from around the web

XP.css - A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs botoxparty.github.io Do you miss your old Windows XP interfaces? Weirdly rounded buttons and garish blue header bars? Well, you’re in luck: XP.css is a design system that you can use to recreate this classic look in your web apps.

Writing a custom hook: useEventListener youtube.com If you've never written a custom React hook before, here's a great example using a global event listener!

The Miracle Sudoku youtube.com You might think a 25 minute video about a Sudoku puzzle might be boring, but no, this one of an English man nerding out over a puzzle might just be the highlight of your day.

Welcome to C# 9.0 devblogs.microsoft.com Microsoft Build was this past week, and all sorts of announcements came out of the event. One, in particular, that is worth noting is more information about the newest version of C#. Check out this look at the changes you can expect in version 9.0!

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